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348 not populair?

Is it true that 348 models aren't so populair? In fact I do like this model very much, it was my late eighties dreamcar, but I hear or see allmost nothing of this model back on this forum. What should be the best choice, year, TB, TS, GTB, GTS?

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I'd wouldn't say that they aren't as popular, more just not as common. There are some 348 owners on this site. Bazil has a beautiful 348TS.

I think if I ever stepped up from my 308, it would be to a 348TS.

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I personally love the 348TS
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Is it true that 348 models aren't so populair? In fact I do like this model very much, it was my late eighties dreamcar, but I hear or see allmost nothing of this model back on this forum. What should be the best choice, year, TB, TS, GTB, GTS?

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Greetz, There is a Buyers Guide for the 348 in the Members Section which includes details on the differences between the various 348 models.
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I have heard a lot of people saying that it's not that popular! I have no clue why... I like it too
(allthough my favourites deffi are the much older ones )
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the 348 has as minor problem. It is calls the electrical problem.

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The 348 has a few of things going against it:

- a perception that it does not handle well at very high speed
- large number of stories about electrical problems (most probably long sorted by now)
- the design is at that awkward in-between stage where it is not current but not yet a classic
- and at least in Europe, the price difference between a 348 and a Testarossa is not much so many potential owners are opting for the later given that the TR really is the ultimate mid-late 80's super car.
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From a style viewpoint the 348 I think is a great looking car and many like it for this.

From an ownership viewpoint the car has more flaws than it should and makes ownership less enjoyable. I was speaking with a previous 348 owner at Infineon and the 348 was his first Ferrari and only Ferrari. It was sad to hear so I recommended he try the 550 which is a great car to drive everyday to work.
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I will start a poll on the 348 vs Testarossa. I think it would be interesting to get everyones view on preference between the 2.
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Personaly, I like the 348 TS/TB, I think its a hot looking car, kind of looks like my old car (93 MR2 Turbo) and the price is much lower than a TR in Canada. But if your talking "THE SUPER CAR" then the TR is all that and them some !

My shopping for a 328 is getting confusing because the 348 is getting lower in price so now im thinking should I wait a while for a 348 or jump on a 328 now...

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the 348 has as minor problem. It is calls the electrical problem.

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Do late versions from '93-'94 also have the electrical problems as well? Can these poblems be fixed easily, or is it a much bigger problem?

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Personaly, I like the 348 TS/TB, I think its a hot looking car, kind of looks like my old car (93 MR2 Turbo) and the price is much lower than a TR in Canada. But if your talking "THE SUPER CAR" then the TR is all that and them some !

My shopping for a 328 is getting confusing because the 348 is getting lower in price so now im thinking should I wait a while for a 348 or jump on a 328 now...

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Over on this side of the Atlantic, very good 328s, 348s and Testarossas are all trading within the same £24-30k range.

IMHO, I would probably take a late 328 GTB over a 348 TB or TS.
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IMHO, I would probably take a late 328 GTB over a 348 TB or TS.
Why not the 348 ? Besides the electrical problems (are usualy resolved by previous owners)

I really like the body lines, It also has that kind of melting to the ground body shape as well as more power to boot ! :lol:

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IMHO, the 328 is the last and most developed of one of Ferrari's great model lines stretching back to the 308 in 1975. The cars lines flow smoothly and it is well on its way to being a classic. Even by todays standards, it performance is competitive (of the 3x8 models, my two choices would be either a very early fiberglass 308 GTB or a very late 328 GTB).

The 348 on the other hand, did not last very long, had a lot of negative press, went through to many model upgrades /changes, was not really a new design aesthetically, and suffers from beig sandwiched inbetween two much more highly regarded models. That having been said, it is still a very good drivers car.
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What electrical problems?

I have had my 348 for over a year now and it's been one of the most reliable car I've ever owned. Sure I've had minor problems but nothing worthy enough to take it to the shop for repairs. For a car 14 years old, it's been remarkable.

I also have a 308 and I really don't understand anybody wanting a 328 over a 348. The 348 is much more modern, more powerful, and more comfortable to drive than the 308 or 328.
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Which model year is your 348 ?
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Which model year is your 348 ?
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I've got a 1994 model 348 GTB and it's fabulous.

Feels like a go kart on the road and has great road presence. Mechanically it's very strong, although electrics can be a problem on some cars....but then it is a Ferrari weakness.

When it first came out it had mixed reviews, but largely it was very much liked. However, over the years it's got a lot of negative press, which in my opinion is totally unfounded.

However, the 348 seems to be getting very popular lately.
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ecentrik,

Welcome to Ferrari Forum. I like the wheels you put on your car. Are those F355 wheels?
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ecentrik, great looking 348!!

I love that Ferrari in black
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